Remember back in March of last year I wrote about getting together with the guys with whom I played in a band in the sixties, and that, to my surprise, we would be playing publicly. If you donâ€™t remember any of the back story, you can go HERE to refresh your recollection (and keep me from telling the story again). Itâ€™s OK; Iâ€™ll wait.
As some of you know, the planned two-night gig at the Maya Cove Restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado had to be canceled, due to medical issues one of the guys was dealing with. We all agreed that it would be but a mere postponement, as long as the place was willing to tolerate us in the future.
Well, the future is now. The Colorado Caper is back on.
We will be playing at the Maya Cove in Fort Collins, Colorado on Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th. Based on my lousy math, I figure that it will be the first time we played publicly in damned near 44 years. Zoiks! Iâ€™ll be playing drums and, I suspect, a bit of guitar as well and, of course, singing (if you can call it that) some tunes.
The gig has taken on a new significance beyond that of the publicâ€™s opportunity to see five old farts doing their best to avoid musical train wrecks. We will be the music part of the special two-night event (sponsored by the Fort Collins Japanese Bible Fellowship) to raise money for the survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
For those who are (or will be) in the Fort Collins area on those dates, the details relating to the fundraiser are here. (pdf)
Needless to say, Iâ€™m excited by it all (including the prospect of touring the Fort Collins Area breweries), but, at the same time, Iâ€™m fearful that we might wind up being targets for half-eaten produce.
Maybe I should wear a helmet. Naaah, that would screw up my great farookinâ€™ hair. Instead, Iâ€™ll just practice ducking.
Iâ€™ll keep youse guys posted.